On the weekends we enjoy going on family outings. Because of the cool and cloudy skies we decide to spend our Saturday at the California State Railroad Museum located in Old Sacramento. Old Sacramento is filled with rich history and the buildings, train depot and trains have been preserved to keep the integrity. The wood planked walkways, cobblestone &/or dirt roads, brick buildings and authentic signs really made you feel as though you walked back in time. It really was fun just to walk around and reminded me a lot of what Old Town would be to San Diego.
On this particular weekend, it seemed pretty crowded and soon found out it was because there was also a jazz festival going on the same day. There were many musicians about playing different tunes and the streets were filled with people. Another special treat was the FREE train ride. None of us have ever been on a real train and we were all excited to go. Along the 6 miles waterfront stretch, but we were able to get a great look at the Tower Bridges, the river and the state capital (at a distance). Corbin especially loved the train ride and held tightly onto his boarding pass. Afterward we had lunch at a cafe called Steamers. The chicken parmisean sandwich and potato salad was yummy. The railroad museum was next on our agenda. Corbin and Benjamin loved all the giant trains, but especially loves the train tables were they could play with the tiny trains like they have at home. We ended our day with ice cream and headed home. Yep, a good day for the Shiras family.